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Advocate Media wants to do more to support local businesses and the communities we serve. Times are unique for us all, and despite our deepest wishes, we may find ourselves in a position where we can’t support local business the way we would like. In this section we’re bringing light to the businesses who are making a difference in our community. Visit hubnow.ca/shine-on to nominate a business you feel deserves recognition.

Colchester organizations offer support to businesses as they re-open

TRURO – Two local organizations are teaming up to provide support for businesses preparing to re-open or expand services, supported by municipalities and other...

Earth Angels receives donation of liquid sanitizer to last at least a year

TRURO – For the next year, caregivers with Earth Angels Home Care won’t have to worry about running out of sanitizer.

Virtual run to bring hundreds together in support of Portapique families

TRURO – What started as a small idea to bring a group of runners together virtually has since amazed its organizer.

Living your Bliss with CMHA – Connection and kindness

"to be able to find beauty in small things makes it possible for you to find beauty in everything" — unknown...

HOME shirts raise thousands for provincial, national charities within hours

TRURO – Stay the blazes home. You’ve heard those words spoken, you’ve heard them being sung in numerous songs, you’ve...

Homeless shelter moves to larger space to increase capacity during pandemic

We hope that everyone is staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re grateful for all those who have...

Proposal in the works to give CEC graduates a drive-thru ceremony

UPPER ONSLOW – A local farmer and his family is hoping to be approved of a plan to offer high school students a...

Truro artist turns cancelled solo exhibit into food bank fundraiser

TRURO – Two years of hard work, just to see it brushed aside. That’s what happened to local artist...

Chamber of commerce supporting local businesses in variety of ways during pandemic

TRURO – Uncertainty is the main concern many local business owners are expressing these days. It’s one thing Ron Smith...

Truro woman founds Artists Creating Together group

TRURO - Sarah Pearson knows she is going to need art to make it through the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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